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We develop a method for planet detection in transit data, which is based on the matched filter technique, combined with the Gaussianization of the noise outliers. The method is based on Fourier transforms and is as fast as the existing methods for planet searches. The Gaussianized matched filter (GMF) method significantly outperforms the standard baseline methods in terms of the false positive rate, enabling planet detections at up to 30 per cent lower transit amplitudes. Moreover, the method extracts all the main planet transit parameters, amplitude, period, phase, and duration. By comparison to the state-of-the-art Gaussian process methods on both simulations and real data, we show that all the transit parameters are determined with an optimal accuracy (no bias and minimum variance), meaning that the GMF method can be used for both the initial planet detection and the follow-up planet parameter analysis. Show more
Journal / seriesMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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PublisherOxford University Press
Subjectmethods: data analysis; methods: statistical; planets and satellites: detection
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